HSED9100/HSED9101 9th–12th GradeCredits: 10 CSU/UC Approved for “G”In Environmental Science, Semester A, you will learn about the importance of environmental science as an interdisciplinary field. Youwill describe abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem. You will describe the importance of biodiversity for the survival of organismsand the importance of the food chain and the food web in the ecosystem. You will learn about ecological interactions and succession. Youwill describe the effects of climate change and different types of adaptation. Further, you will describe the steps of the water cycle, andhow carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorous cycle in the global environment. In Environmental Science, Semester B, you will learnabout the factors that affect populations. You will describe human population growth and its implications. You will describe the factorsthat lead to unequal distribution of natural resources on Earth. You will explain waste management. You will describe different forms ofpollution, and ways to control pollution. You will describe various nonrenewable and renewable energy sources. Further, you will learnabout the benefits of environmental policies and identify factors that affect sustainable development.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science